DjangoCon 2011 – Making interactive maps for the web

For the last regular talk of DjangoCon US 2011 we’ll be hearing from Zain Memon on “Making interactive maps for the web”.

When tasked with displaying geo-data, most developers decide to put some big red markers on an embeddable Google Map and call it a day. If you’re interested in creating maps that are more beautiful, more interactive, and more usable, this talk is for you.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Y’all Wanna Scrape with Us? Content Ain’t a Thing : Web Scraping With Our Favorite Python Libraries

The great talks keep on rolling in with day 3 representing. The next talk is entitled “Y’all Wanna Scrape with Us? Content Ain’t a Thing : Web Scraping With Our Favorite Python Libraries” by Katharine Jarmul.

Love or hate them, the top python scraping libraries have some hidden gems and tricks that you can use to enhance, update and diversify your Django models. This talk will teach you more advanced techniques to aggregate content from RSS feeds, Twitter, Tumblr and normal old web sites for your Django projects.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Advanced security topics

After a great lunch at the food trucks we’re starting off with a talk on “Advanced Security Topcis” by Paul McMillan. I’ve been excited for this talk for a while, it looks like it’s going to be great.

An in-depth look (with demonstrations) at the how and why of several advanced security topics. Discussion of ways to improve security of the framework moving forward.

You’ll be able to find the slides at http://subversivecode.com/talks/djangocon-us-2011 once they’re up.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Advanced Django Form Usage

An experience talk from Daniel Greenfeld and Miguel Araujo

Django forms are really powerful but there are edge cases that can cause a bit of anguish. This talk will go over how to handle many common solutions not currently described in the core documentation. It will also cover some useful third-party libraries and will end with clarifications about what the state of form features will be in Django 1.4.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Building APIs in Django with Tastypie

Building APIs in Django with Tastypie by Issac Kelly

Tastypie is one of a couple of frameworks for building APIs with Django. Issac will go over some of the reasons you might pick Tastypie, and how to implement a Tastypie on top of an existing Django project.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Real world Django deployment using Chef

After another great lunch (I din’t blog about it this time) we’ll be starting off the afternoons with Noah Kantrowitz and his talk on “Real world Django deployment using Chef”

Chef, a configuration management tool, is increasingly popular in the Django community. Many people have yet to take the plunge, and are still managing production systems exclusively through tools like Fabric or Buildout. In this talk I will quickly show the basics of building Chef recipes, both in general and a tour of the Django-and-Python-specific tools available. I will then walk through a suite of cookbooks built to deploy Packaginator as a production site in the cloud. If suitable wireless is available, I would like to do a live demonstration at the end, bringing up a new site from scratch.

You can find the slides for this presentation at http://www.slideshare.net/coderanger/real-world-django-deployment-using-chef

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DjangoCon 2011 – RESTful APIs: Promises & Lies

After a slow set of lightning talks and an amazing Keynote from Brad Fitzpatrick the first talk of day 2 is about to start. This talk is delivered by Tareque Hossain on APIs.

Over the last few years RESTful APIs have become an integral part of many Django projects. But some of the fundamental questions still remain unanswered. How do you decouple resources from models, formatting from definitions, authorization from authentication? How should you define resources? How do you handle pagination? Deliver facets? Prevent abuse? Implement versioning? Let’s have a look.

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DjangoCon 2011 Day 1 Lunch

With the first mornings talks all wrapped up we headed upstairs for a complimentary lunch. The lunch was delicious and consisted of chicken marinated in a mango-pepper sauce, salmon with a sesame glaze, fresh grilled peppers, zucchini, onions and peppers, a wild rice and a salad.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Confessions of Joe Developer

Next up is Daniel Greenfeld talking about his experiences with Django.

Over the course of 6 years of Python development at NASA, Revsys, and Eldarion; Daniel Greenfeld has picked up a lot of easy tricks stolen from the best and brightest in the Python community that make him look good in front of his peers and clients. And now, at great risk to his career and reputation, he is going to show you how he does it.

Final Thoughts: Great talk by Daniel Greenfeld with a number of good points. My code definitely needs to be documented better and ladies deserve more respect in open source communities.

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DjangoCon 2011 – Portland

DjangoCon 2011 officially launches in just under 2 hours (12pm EST, 9am PDT) and you can already feel the excitement in the air (actually, most people are just starting to wake up).

This year you’ll be able to follow along even if you’re not in lovely Portland by heading on over to http://djangocon.us/livestream/ where they’ll be live streaming both tracks. You can see the official schedule at http://djangocon.us/schedule/ to decide which tracks you want to follow along at.

This year has a lot of great speakers so stay tuned.